Cain’s unique brand of abstraction has always been highly personal, and it makes room for portraits. “They have the Just A Girl Who Loves Sunshine And Tacos Vintage Shirt moreover I will buy this energy of the person,” she explains. In her depiction of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the justice’s white lace collar becomes a string of pearls above a fan of vibrant colors; her Kamala Harris is the veep’s first name spelled out in cadmium red with hearts standing in for the three A’s. It’s hard to think of an abstract artist whose work feels so intimate. “I look at a person and see colors,” she tells me. “That’s how the portraits work. There’s a translation that is intuitive and fast.